Friday, 15 September 2017

What does Core Stability have to do with Visual Perception?

This research documented significant improvements in visuoperceptual function in children with cerebral palsy following a program of neck and trunk stabilization exercises.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5140835/

The support of our head and eyes for visual perceptual function is dependent on our ability to maintain balance. Mature balance reactions are underpinned by good stability of the trunk. Here is a fun activity idea that looks at combining core stability work with a visual perceptual activity.


The worksheet in the video can be found here: https://goo.gl/j4sbRY 

For more visual perceptual skills worksheets see: https://goo.gl/KPdDU4

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

WHAT IS VISUAL PERCEPTION? - SPATIAL SKILLS

SPATIAL PERCEPTION

WHAT IS VISUAL PERCEPTION? - VISUAL CLOSURE

VISUAL CLOSURE

An individual with poor Visual Closure skills has difficulty recognising the whole of an object when part of it is hidden or missing.  When we are reading, Visual Closure perception helps us recognise sight words.  It is a foundational skill for fluency in reading and spelling.

WHAT IS VISUAL PERCEPTION? - VISUAL DISCRIMINATION

VISUAL DISCRIMINATION

Visual Discrimination difficulties result in general letter/number confusion when reading and writing.  
Here is an infographic that explains more:


Monday, 22 August 2016

WHAT IS VISUAL PERCEPTION? - FIGURE GROUND


FIGURE GROUND

Children with poor figure ground skills will have difficulty picking out a specific object (or particular detail of an object) from surrounding objects, for example, identifying a particular word in a paragraph. 

They may seem inattentive and unable to keep their place when reading and when completing number work. Difficulties may also be experienced in drawing a straight line between boundaries, in finding their place in a workbook, and in finding objects such as a hammer in toolbox or toys in a toy box.

This infographic explains more about this skill.